Category Archives: #WeLoveSantaMonica

This Weekend: Walk with the Mayor Protem to the Buy Local Health & Fitness Festival!

Come visit us at Santa Monica Spoke, Santa Monica Safe Routes to School, GoSaMo Team, and the Santa Monica Safe Street Alliance AND SO MUCH MORE. We will host another fun bike & small wheels obstacle safety course and bike safety checks by Performance Bicycle for the kids. Free and low cost helmets and lots of materials and information to share! A day of healthy outdoor activities for all ages!

Start the day on a Walk with Mayor Protem Gleam Davis to the Buy Local Festival for a day of fun and health activities for the entire family!

This free community event, co-produced with the city of Santa Monica, will feature  music,  pop up shops,  and  interactive classes, and lots of opportunities to get to know your City.   Local businesses will provide  expertise,  advice,  health screenings,  and  free product samples    to promote a healthy and happy lifestyle for the entire Santa Monica Community. Businesses from every neighborhood will be there.  Don’t miss the chance to be part of this amazing feel-good festival and help support your local businesses, schools, and public services!

We are giving away more Huffy Cruisers!!

Safe Streets for 17th Street & Michigan Ave

Safe Streets for 17th Street & Michigan Avenue goes before
Santa Monica City Council Tonight.

We LOVE this project.
You can explore more HERE and HERE

Today we sent a letter to the Santa Monica City Council, management and staff in support of Safe Streets for 17th Street and Michigan Avenue. We hope you will join us and send an email with your thoughts to Council@SMGov.net


Dear Mayor Ted Winterer, Santa Monica City Council, management and staff:

Thank you for your leadership as we move toward a more sustainable, healthier and active multimodal Santa Monica. Attached is our letter expressing our enthusiastic support of the Safe Streets for 17th Street and Michigan Avenue Project and the allocation of funds to “green bike lanes” — making them more visible, safe and inviting. In particular we would like to thank the Mobility Division and Carlos Morales for their planning of this visionary project and the dedication to robust and inclusive outreach as we move toward final planning and implementation. We do believe moving the implementation to the fastest timeline feasible would be a community benefit and get us closer too achieving our city’s safety and mobility goals.

Thank you
Cynthia Rose & Cris Gutierrez


Support Letter:
2018 July 24 Council Agenda Item 8C SM Spoke CASM SaMoSSA

 

Super Hero Kidical Mass is TOMORROW!

Joining us at 9AM:
Special guests from the Super Sustainables
and Climate Corp Students!

Douglas Park –  Chelsea side by the Playground.

Join Santa Monica Spoke, City of Santa Monica and our SUPER HERO guests for Santa Monica’s next Kidical Mass Ride. We will be joined by THE SUPER SUSTAINABLES AND CLIMATE CORP STUDENTS along with our friends at Performance Bicycles!
We take a family friendly ride around the Santa Monica neighborhood north of Douglas Park. Prizes and giveaways at Douglas Park when we return!

Schedule.
9:00am – 12:00pm
– Check-in, Morning Snacks, Bike Safety Checks by Performance Bicycles, Helmet Decorating — Plus NEW Art & Crafts
– FAMILY Ride
– POST RIDE ACTIVITIES & GAMES
– Prizes, post ride snacks

 


* Children must be accompanied and are the responsibility of their parents. Bikes should be in good working condition. Free Safety Checks on site for minor adjustments/repairs. Please use good judgement – ride is on city streets – smaller children should be in a child seat, in a trailer or Tag-a-long……

Main Street’s 18th Annual Summer SOULstice Block Party!

THE COUNTDOWN IS ON!
Main Street’s 18th Annual Summer SOULstice Block Party, Presented by Corefit Orthotics Returns Sunday June 24th!

Benefiting Heal the Bay and Santa Monica Spoke, the summer festival with SOUL, will feature 5 live-music stages and 18 bands,  showcases Main Street businesses along with 100+ local vendors, activation sites for all ages, 4 beer & wine gardens and for the first time, car-free streets spanning nearly one mile long! 

For all the latest info see the event updates:
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/events/162203331108796/
EVENTBRITE: https://soulstice18.eventbrite.com
WEBSITE: http://www.mainstreetsm.com/summer-soulstice

June, Ride with the Mayor will depart in time to arrive for the start of the Festival!

Bike it! Walk it! Bus it! Week: May 7th-11th, Santa Monica

The City of Santa Monica’s semi-annual Bike It! Walk It! Bus It! week encourages kids to be active, by getting to school using alternative modes of transportation.

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The Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District Elementary and Middle Schools will be celebrating Bike It! Walk It! Bus It! week between May 7thand 11th! Bike It Walk It is a community institution in Santa Monica that encourages families to try walking, bicycling, skateboarding and scootering to school. Students from the Santa Monica High School Solar Alliance hosted the inaugural event in 2007, and since then it has expanded to every school in the District.

The Safe Routes to School program is a partnership between the City of Santa Monica, the District, Santa Monica Spoke and the Parent Teacher Association to reduce traffic congestion near schools and promote health, safety, environmental, and community benefits. The Bike It! Walk It! effort supports community engagement through this environmentally friendly program.  Please join SMMUSD as we bike, bus, scoot, skate, and walk to school!


Students Ride BBB Free All Week

Santa Monica public school students (K-12) can ride BBB for free any time during Bike It! Walk It! Bus It! week. This year, you have two ways to participate:

    1. Simply save and print your free one-way ticket below, then show it to your driver when boarding.
    2. Download the Token Transit app to ride BBB with your smartphone. Register for your free 5-day pass on Token Transit at: http://www.tokentransit.com/BIWIBISpring18.

The complimentary pass is good for unlimited rides on BBB between Monday, May 7th and Friday, May 11th, and may be downloaded in advance.